Parks College Scholarships

Alumni, former faculty and others from the Parks Community have donated to support students in engineering and aviation programs.

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ANNUAL AWARDS

Applications are now being accepted for for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications should be submitted to Christine Hoffmann in McDonnell Douglas Hall, Rm. 2006 by April 16, 2015. To view the scholarship requirements, please click the appropriate scholarship link below:

  1. Parks College Graduate Fellowship - currently unavailable
  2. Patrick P. Lee Foundation Term Scholarship Fund - ten awards of $20,000
  3. Donald and Nora Manahan Scholarship and Research Fund - two awards of $9,000
  4. LMI Aerospace Term Scholarship - currently unavailable
  5. Peter Jackalus Term Scholarship - five awards of $5,000
  6. Tom and Carol Swiercinsky Term Scholarship for Working Students - two awards of $5,000
  7. BSI Constructors/Joseph F. Shaughnessy, BSCE 1957, Term Scholarship - three awards of ~$3,500
  8. James Sebesta, S.J. Flight Fee Endowed Scholarship - one award of $3,500
  9. Kwame Building Group, Inc. Scholarship Fund - one award of $3,500
  10. Adele Dunne Civil Engineering Endowed Scholarship - one award of $2,000
  11. Thomas C. Dunne Civil Engineering Endowed Scholarship - one award of $2,000 
  12. Thomas P Dunne Sr., Civil Engineering Endowed Scholarship - one award of $2,000
  13. Fred Weber Inc. Civil Engineering Endowed Scholarship - two awards of $2,000
  14. Gerald E. Dreifke Endowed Engineering Scholarship - one award of $4,000
  15. Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association Term Scholarship - two awards of $2,000
  16. Roland Quest Memorial Scholarship Fund - one award of $3,500
  17. Malcolm and Elizabeth Jacobs Scholarship - one award of $3,000
  18. Royal Bondie, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship - one award of $2,500
  19. The Derenski Family Endowed Scholarship - one award of $3,500
  20. John & Mary Ann Capallupo Scholarship - one award of $1,500
  21. James L. Cronin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship - one award of $1,000
  22. Jack R. and Mary D. Weber Scholarship at Parks College - one award of ~$1,500
  23. Dr. Bellur L. Nagabhushan Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship - one award of $1,500
  24. Parks Alumni Board Endowed Scholarship - one award of $1,000
  25. Fabick CAT Aviation Science Endowed Scholarship - one award of $4,000
  26. John O’Neill Laboratory Fee Endowed Scholarship Fund - one award of $1,500
  27. Mark George Bouckaert Memorial Scholarship - one award of $2,000
  28. Frank & Bernice Magiera Endowed Scholarship - one award of $3,000
  29. John R. Manzo Parks ‘65 Electrical and Computer Engineering Leadership Scholarship - one award of $1,200
  30. William D. Houska, Sr. Endowed Scholarship - one award of $1,500
  31. Parks College Book Fund - four award of $250

Additional Information

If you have questions about any of the scholarships, please contact our Development Assistant, Christine Hoffmann at hoffmanncw@slu.edu or 314-977-8447.


 

PARKS COLLEGE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP - currently unavailable

  • Academic standing – Graduate student pursuing a degree in Engineering, Aviation or related technologies at Parks College. 
  • Applicant must have completed a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) packet for the current academic year.
  • Applicant must have a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following: History of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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PATRICK P. LEE FOUNDATION TERM SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing - Students must be a 60+ credit hour, junior or senior at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.  Funds are to be used only for tuition, fees, room and board, and books.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Applicant must be majoring in an engineering academic program at Parks College, with an overall GPA of 2.8 or above.
  • Financial Aid will not be considered in awarding this scholarship.
  • The scholarship is renewable; upon maintenance of 3.0 GPA, full time status and course work of study must be completed in four years. 
  • Applicant must include an essay of 500 words, addressing why they chose to become an engineer.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.
  • If recipient is a Junior: Awardee is to prepare a self-appraisal report between the junior and senior year listing accomplishments from the junior year and goals for the senior year. 
  • If recipient is a Senior: Awardee is to prepare a self-appraisal report, at the end of the school year, listing accomplishments and future goals.
    

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PETER JACKALUS TERM SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing – Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in Engineering, Aviation or related technologies at Parks College.  All sophomore, junior, senior students or graduates students are eligible.
  • Applicant must have completed a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) packet for the current academic year.  Special consideration will be given to students with extenuating financial circumstances.
  • Applicant must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale and the scholarship recipients must maintain a semester GPA of 3.2.
  • Applicants should include a 500 word essay explaining need.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation from a Parks College faculty member is required with application.

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DONALD & NORA MANAHAN SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH FUND 

This award is either for Scholarship-tuition OR a Research Project.  Please make clear on your application which you are applying for.

  • Academic standing – Junior, Senior or Graduate Student enrolled at Parks College.  Preference will be given to students majoring in any one of the engineering programs. 
  • US or International students accepted
  • Applicant must have cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Financial need is not a requirement for this scholarship. 
  • Renewable, a student may receive the scholarship, project or research award more than once upon reapplication.
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following:
  1. Leadership at Parks College and a commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  2. History of participation in community service, as well as, a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendations is required with application.

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PROJECT and RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must meet the requirements for the scholarship as listed in the above 6 bullet points.
  • Applicant must submit a description of the scope and timeline for the proposed project/research.
  • Applicant must submit an explanation of the potential public benefit from the project/research and a proposed budget.
  • Student-written proposal no longer than 2 pages with 12 pt font.

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LMI AEROSPACE TERM SCHOLARSHIP - currently unavailable

  • Academic standing –Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Interdisciplinary Engineering at SLU Parks College.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 scale.
  • Must have FAFSA on file with SLU Financial Aid Dept.  Financial need is second consideration. 
  • Leadership/ Community Service: Applicant must submit an essay which demonstrates his/her leadership, community service and a steadfast commitment to individual learning and teamwork.

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TOM & CAROL SWIERCINSKY TERM SCHOLARSHIP FOR WORKING STUDENTS 

  • Academic standing –Student must be a full-time (12 hour min.) sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in at SLU Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.
  • US or international students accepted
  • Minimum GPA of 2.25 out of 4.0 scale.  If the student drops below, they are ineligible to re-apply until requirement is met.
  • Must have FAFSA (or equivalent for international students) on file with SLU Financial Aid Dept.
  • Must submit a resume that demonstrates personal contribution toward self-support of life and schooling.
  • Current paycheck stub
  • One letter of recommendation is required.
  • Scholarship is renewable with resubmission of application.

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BSI CONSTRUCTORS / JOSEPH F. SHAUGHNESSY, BSCE 1957, TERM SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing - Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior Civil Engineering student, with an overall GPA of 3.2 or above.  No presidential, provost or Dean Scholars may apply for this scholarship.
  • US citizen only
  • Applicant cannot use this scholarship to complete 100% of tuition costs.  Financial need is not a requirement for this scholarship.  
  • The scholarship is renewable; however, students will be required to resubmit their application yearly.   (Year 1 = $3,500, Year 2 = $2,750, Year 3 = $2,250)
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following: History of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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JAMES SEBESTA, S.J. FLIGHT FEE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing - Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior Flight Science or Aeronautics major or minor student, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.  Funds can be used for tuition or flight fee’s.
  • Applicant must submit an essay describing their financial need.  
  • The scholarship is renewable with reapplication
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application

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ADELE DUNNE CIVIL ENGINEERING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic Standing – Prefers a female sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled at Parks College
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preferred major is Civil Engineering, if no applicant available, any engineering major at Parks College
  • Applicant must have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year – preference given for financial need.
  • Renewable upon re-application

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THOMAS C. DUNNE CIVIL ENGINEERING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic Standing – Prefers a male sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled at Parks College
  • Must major in Civil Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year – preference given for financial need.
  • Renewable upon re-application

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THOMAS P. DUNNE SR. CIVIL ENGINEERING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic Standing –sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled at Parks College
  • Must major in Civil Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year – preference given for financial need.
  • Renewable upon re-application

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FRED WEBER INC. CIVIL ENGINEERING ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic Standing –sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled at Parks College. Preferred award would go to one male and one female applicant.
  • Preferred major is Civil Engineering, if no applicant available, any engineering major at Parks College
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.
  • Applicant must have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year – preference given for financial need.
  • Renewable upon re-application

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GERALD E. DREIFKE ENDOWED ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing –Student must be enrolled in an Engineering degree at Parks College.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 scale.
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating a financial need. 
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her financial need.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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GREATER ST. LOUIS BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION TERM SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing – Undergraduate student majoring in Flight Science, Aviation Management OR Graduate student majoring in Airline Transport Pilot Advance Qualification, Flight Operations Management or Safety Management Systems with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicant must have submitted a FAFSA form for student financial aid this year and it must be on file with SLU Financial Aid Department.  Financial need is 2nd consideration.
  • Applicant should include an essay describing interest in an aviation career.
  • Applicant is expected to become involved in the GSLBAA through honorary membership and attend the GSLBAA annual golf tournament.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • This scholarship is renewable, upon reapplication.
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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ROLAND QUEST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

  • Academic standing – Sophomore, Junior, Senior who is majoring in one of the academic programs at Parks College.  Must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must have submitted a FAFSA form for student financial aid this year and it must be on file with SLU Financial Aid Department. (FINANCIAL NEED 2nd CONSIDERATION)
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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MALCOM & ELIZABETH JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing – Senior or Graduate Student pursuing a degree at Parks College. 
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following:
  1. Leadership at Parks College through exceptional understanding and application of course studies and a commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  2. History of participation in community service, as well as, a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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THE ROYAL J. BONDIE JR. ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN AEROSPACE & MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

  • Academic Standing – Sophomore, junior or senior majoring in aerospace and/or mechanical engineering at Parks College.  
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 scale.
  • Resume or essay demonstrating a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and/or Saint Louis University
  • Preference give for financial need

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THE DERENSKI FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing – Undergraduate student majoring in Aviation Sciences
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • This scholarship is renewable, upon reapplication
  • Student should submit an essay demonstrating financial need.
  • Preference given to member of the SLU NCAA Swimming Team

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JOHN & MARY ANN CAPALLUPO ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Student must be an undergraduate student at Parks College
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Member of SLU’s NCAA Division 1 (in order of preference) swimming, diving, soccer or basketball teams.
  • Essay demonstrating leadership at Parks College and community service.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships.

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JAMES L. CRONIN, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing –Undergraduate pursuing a degree in Engineering at Parks College, preference will be give to Civil Engineering applicant.  Applicant must have a current 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Applicant must have completed a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating a financial need. 
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement in: 1.) Leadership at Parks College and a commitment to individual learning and teamwork. 2.) History of participation in community service, as well as, a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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JACK R. & MARY D. WEBER SCHOLARSHIP AT PARKS COLLEGE 

  • Academic standing –Junior or Senior who is majoring in one of the academic programs at Parks College.  No minimum GPA required.
  • Applicant must have completed a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating a financial need. 
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following:
  1. Leadership at Parks College and a commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  2. History of participation in community service, as well as, a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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DR. BELLUR L. NAGABHUSHAN ENDOWED UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 

The fund honors Dr. Bellur Nagbhushan, a longtime professor of Aerospace Engineering, and a parent of a SLU student.

  • Academic standing – Junior or Senior undergraduate student in Aerospace Engineering with an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Applicant must have completed a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year.  Preference will be given to students demonstrating a financial need. 
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following:
  1. Leadership at Parks College through exceptional understanding and application of course studies and a commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  2. History of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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PARKS ALUMNI BOARD ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing –Student must be a sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled at SLU Parks College.
  • Applicant must have a current 2.8 minimum GPA. 
  • Applicants must list the honors and activities they participated in while attending Parks College.
  • Applicants must complete the scholarship application and answer two brief essay questions about their current leadership and future commitment as a Parks College alumni.



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FABICK CAT AVIATION SCIENCE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing –Undergraduate pursuing a degree in Aviation Science at Parks College.  This can cover tuition and/or flight fees.
  • Applicant must have a current 2.5 minimum GPA.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 
  • One letter of recommendation from within the flight science department is required with the application.
  • Renewable upon re-application

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JOHN O’NEILL LABORATORY FEE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

  • This scholarship covers the yearly cost of laboratory and technology fees.
  • Academic Standing –Undergraduate student majoring in Electrical Engineering at Parks College
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to students demonstrating financial need
  • Renewable upon re-application

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MARK GEORGE BOUCKAERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing – Senior majoring in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering at Parks College. There is not a minimum grade point average for this scholarship.
  • Financial need is not a requirement for this scholarship.
  • Applicants should include an essay that demonstrates his/her involvement as described in the following:
  1. Leadership at Parks College and a commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  2. History of participation in community service, as well as, a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University.  Please include information on internships or work experience.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with this application.

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FRANK & BERNICE MAGIERA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic Standing –sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled at Parks College
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Applicant must have completed a FAFSA for the current academic year – preference given for financial need.
  • Must demonstrate a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and/or SLU.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements.
  • Renewable upon re-application
  • One letter of recommendation is required with this application

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JOHN R. MANZO PARKS ‘65 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

  • Academic standing – Junior or Senior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Applicant must have 60 credit hours earned at or transferred into Parks College.
  • US or international students accepted.
  • Applicant must submit a one-page essay entitled:  My Technology Leadership in Electrical/Electronics or Computer Engineering.  Please address one or more of the following in your essay: 1) innovative development concepts or techniques in software architecture; 2) advances in computer architecture; 3) advances in the management of the software or computer development process.
  • Applicants must also submit a resume that includes: a history of activities and involvement in student or professional organizations at Parks College and Saint Louis University; academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships..
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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WILLIAM D. HOUSKA, SR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Academic standing - Sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Flight Science and/or Aviation Management, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Applicant must have submitted a FASFA form for student financial aid this year and it must be on file with SLU Financial Aid Department. (FINANCIAL NEED 1st CONSIDERATION)
  • Applicants should include an essay which demonstrates his/her leadership, community service and a steadfast commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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PARKS COLLEGE BOOK FUND 

  • Academic standing – Junior, Senior or Graduate student at Parks College.
  • Applicant must have submitted a FASFA form for student financial aid this year and it must be on file with SLU Financial Aid Department.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships.

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KWAME BUILDING GROUP, INC. SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

Student must be working with a SLU Transfer Counselor

  • Academic standing – Graduating Senior with an Associates Degree from Harris-Stowe State University.  Student must be accepted into an academic program at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.  Preference will be given a student studying in an engineering curriculum.  Student must have a current 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Applicant must have completed a Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for student financial aid this year and it must be on file with SLU Financial Aid Department. (Preference will be given to a student demonstrating a financial need.)
  • Renewable:  A student may receive this scholarship more than once upon reapplication.
  • Applicants should include an essay which demonstrates his/her leadership, community service and a steadfast commitment to individual learning and teamwork.
  • Applicant must submit a resume that includes: academic achievement with GPA; past work experience; extracurricular activities and achievements (to include all University and College level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships. 
  • One letter of recommendation is required with application.

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